Where Is It?

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railrod1949 wrote:Still in the Niles, MI area?
Not in the Niles area, no, but is in what JT refers to as the West Michigan area.
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I know I've seen that spot before Zack and I believe it is in Grand Rapids in an industrial area but I've haven't been able to look yet,

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Michael wrote:I know I've seen that spot before Zack and I believe it is in Grand Rapids in an industrial area but I've haven't been able to look yet,
On the Marquette Rail or the Grand Elk RR Within the city of Grand Rapids

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Union Ave where it dead ends south of 32nd St. Hastings Running track.

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Good Michael for pointing in right direction, and correct Mark.
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~Z~ wrote:Good Michael for pointing in right direction, and correct Mark.

Yes, south dead end of Union Street SE, south of 32nd Street SE looking west across the Hastings Running Track, formerly the old New York Central Jackson branch, to Stephen Pipe and Steel on Roger B Chaffee Memorial Blvd. All in Grand Rapids, Kent County. Final run of the remaining passenger train which was the Beeliner RDC Train3 388/389 that ran between Grand Rapids and jackson on the Jackson Branch, was made on April 25, 1959.

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Just to the left of your photo Zack, appears to be a circular picnic bench right next to the tracks. It is so close it is partially in the ballast.
That must be a nice spot to eat lunch 8)
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Michael wrote:Just to the left of your photo Zack, appears to be a circular picnic bench right next to the tracks. It is so close it is partially in the ballast.
That must be a nice spot to eat lunch 8)
https://goo.gl/maps/wZArwnPHUBt
Sure would be, minus that trains only go by here once or twice a week, just to that L&W Supply place that GDLK serves. Definitely is close to the tracks.
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This was the best photo I could find of this abandoned line.
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Michael wrote:This was the best photo I could find of this abandoned line.
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Hudson, MI if not, first hint please.

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This bridge straddles 2 states

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Is it the line south of Sturgis? The old GR&I ROW?
Michael wrote:This bridge straddles 2 states
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Michael wrote:This bridge straddles 2 states

Between Hurley, WI and Ironwood, MI (in the da UP) looking south along Maple Street on the Hurley. WI side of the Montreal River first underneath the old WC and the old C&NW railroads bridges. Final run of the remaining passenger trains, the Flambeau 400 train nos. 153/216 between Chicago and Ashland, WI, were made on January 5, 1971. Train 216 head in at Ironwood and then back out across the Montreal River and through Hurley, WI and head south. Train 153 back through Hurley, across the Montreal River into Ironwood and then head out and head west to Ashland, WI.

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What railroads crossed here? The second came from the distance and passed just to the right of the dirt road.

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PatAzo wrote:What railroads crossed here? The second came from the distance and passed just to the right of the dirt road.

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Somewhere in SE Michigan?

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No, not some where in SE Michigan. We would see the second railroad only in history books. But it was not some obscure logging road either. The dirt road is "Railroad St".

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PatAzo wrote:No, not some where in SE Michigan. We would see the second railroad only in history books. But it was not some obscure logging road either. The dirt road is "Railroad St".

Kalamazoo area

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Neither line passed through Kalamazoo but your way warmer than SE Michigan.

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Hartford?
PatAzo wrote:What railroads crossed here? The second came from the distance and passed just to the right of the dirt road.

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